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Environmental issues on the Central Coast

The Sustainable Transport Committee (STC) of the Community Environment Committee (CEN) has an interest in promoting effective, efficient and sustainable transport systems on the Central Coast, the Hunter and throughout New South Wales.

The committee’s focus recently has been to promote the need for comprehensive planning throughout the Central Coast. To further this aim the committee would encourage the formation of a Regional Development Corporation by the State government to oversee the expected regional growth of the Central Coast region over the next 25 years.

The Committee has been actively supporting the formation of a dedicated transport plan for the Central Coast. Such a plan not only ensures a revitalisation of the public transport network, but provides a road network that will be the structural framework for future growth particularly in the proposed new release areas around and to the north of Tuggerah.  

In 2009 the State Government announced the Central Coast Transport Plan to commence in 2010 and currently the committee is liaising with Transport New South Wales (NSW) in their familiarisation process before forming a draft transport plan for the Central Coast.

The Committee is concerned about the lack of public and private transport facilities around our education institutions and transport hubs including the major stations on the Central Coast and the Central Coast Campus Ourimbah, and is monitoring progress on proposed commuter car parking facilities at Woy Woy and Wyong Stations. 

Increasingly the need for more renewable energy sources is becoming apparent and the committee has been interested in promoting cleaner energy systems for the transport needs of New South Wales and Australia.

The Committee sees the hydrogen economy, increases in renewable energy collection (to generate electrical power) and the full electrification of an expanded rail network for freight as the way forward to create a more sustainable energy mix for both transport systems and domestic power for Australia.  

The Committee believes that by revitalising the rail network, making it more sustainable and using less fossil fuels while putting a price on carbon, the number of large trucks on the major transport arteries will be reduced, in particular the F3 freeway running the full length of the Central Coast. This will allow the expected growth in domestic travellers on the F3 to travel with more safety from one end of the Coast to the other and to other regional destinations. 

The Committee meets monthly on the Central Coast Campus. For more information about meeting times please contact:
John Wiggins
Chair Sustainable Transport Committee
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Submissions

Wyong:

Public_Transport in_North_Wyong Proposal for Bus Stop Maintenance(PDF 64Kb)

Planning_Public_Transport_Structures Driver & Passenger Safety on roads(PDF 241Kb)

Planning Public_Transport_Structures_Customers need more services(PDF 85Kb)

Planning Public_Transport_Structures_A Proposal for Student Travel(PDF 214Kb)

Planning Public Transport Structures in North Wyong-Bluehaven Bus and Train Interchange Rev2 2010(PDF 520Kb)

STC Committee On road Bicycle_and_Shared_Pathway_Draft_Strategy May 2010v2(PDF 159Kb)

Regional:

Bus Review Central Coast Dec 09(PDF 219Kb)

Projects

Regional:

Walking School Bus

Presentations

Regional:

Blue Haven Interchange(PDF 1.28Mb)

Correspondence

New Bus Route Nth Wyong draft proposal 2011(PDF 365Kb)
STC to Minister for Transport 03-05-2011(PDF 223Kb)
To WSC GM on Public Transport improvements for Nth Wyong(PDF 140Kb)

Contact details

CALL 02 4349 4756

FAX 02 4349 4755

PO Box 149 Ourimbah NSW 2258

CEN OFFICES
The Manor, Central Coast Campus
University of Newcaste
Brush Road Ourimbah
NSW

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